News Roundup – 20 May 2013

About the author(s):

Katharine Fortin is an Associate Professor at Utrecht University where she teaches IHL and IHRL. Before joining Utrecht University, she worked at the ICTY, ICC and Norton Rose Fulbright. She is the author of The Accountability of Armed Groups under Human Rights Law (Oxford University Press, 2017) which won the 2018 Lieber Prize. She has written widely about the framework of law that applies to armed groups in non-international armed conflicts and is one of the editors of the Armed Groups and International Law blog.

Syria rebel ‘heart-eater’ says he’s ready to stand trial, if Assad does. 

Hezbollah plays its hand in battle for Syria. 

Armed groups bomb Libyan military posts in Benghazi. 

Armed Tuareg and Arab groups clash in Northern Mali. 

Paul Kagame: I asked US to kill DRC rebel leader with drone. 

The UN Intervention Brigade: A Force for Change in DRC? 

Rebels and army clash in DR Congo.

SPLM-N calls for UN Humanitarian Chief to visit rebel-held conflict areas. 

Nigerian forces tout ‘massive deployment’ against rebels. 

Opinion: Nigerians ask – are we at war?

Sri Lankan Tamils defy ban on rebel memorial. 


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